Parque del Oeste

Parque del Oeste

Behind Plaza de España lies Parque del Oeste - a large green space which plays host to various species of tree, an artificial river and even a bunker from the Civil War!

The majestic Templo de Debod is the beginning of Parque del Oeste, the green space that dominates the North of Madrid. Found in the Moncloa district, the park was built from the beginning of the 20th century and lived through some terrible periods of the history of Madrid.

In Parque del Oeste you can find three bunkers from the Spanish Civil War, used on various occasions by the civil population. And the park is home to an old barracks which was assaulted by the locals during the war, so they could get their hands on weapons to protect themselves from the Nationalist Faction.

What to see in Parque del Oeste

Parque del Oeste is the perfect place to relax, take a walk, or do sports like yoga or jogging. The landscape is a peaceful one, and nature lovers will enjoy the range of vegetation and effort that has clearly gon into the design and maintenance of the park. There is even an artificial river that runs through 600 metres of the park!